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Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4,531
Views: 1,075,121
Posted By BigCanoe
Fs: 2007 tw200

Just a pointer to my for sale add in the Bikes section. Selling my 2007 TW200.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Yep, all the DR250, DR350, DR650 pegs including...

Yep, all the DR250, DR350, DR650 pegs including the generic ebay ones seem to fit.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
I might be keeping my DR! My son wants to learn...

I might be keeping my DR! My son wants to learn to ride, hes almost 18. What kind of additions could I do to help it from getting messed up in a drop? Its already got hand guards. I was thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Look for generic DRxxx foot pegs on EBay. I have...

Look for generic DRxxx foot pegs on EBay. I have those and they are bigger and work fine.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
I am happy with my CG hand guards: ...

I am happy with my CG hand guards:

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad225/bigcanoe/DR200SE/null_zpsbbee8ba6.jpg (http://s938.photobucket.com/user/bigcanoe/media/DR200SE/null_zpsbbee8ba6.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
My DR200SE, up for sale.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896379
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By BigCanoe
Clean, for now. I live on a gravel road, so...

Clean, for now. I live on a gravel road, so clean is a temporary state at best.

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad225/bigcanoe/F650/null_zpsc7cc0b8e.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By BigCanoe
I would love to have a few bikes, but I cant get...

I would love to have a few bikes, but I cant get my wife to ride with me much less ride one by herself! Time to work on getting the kids to ride I guess :)

I would seriously have considered a WR...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By BigCanoe
Well, today was a productive day! I found a bike...

Well, today was a productive day! I found a bike I was really interested in yesterday. I exchanged email with the dealership, they had it on consignment. I got up early and drove about an hour to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By BigCanoe
I am talking 70mph speed limit, 2 lanes per...

I am talking 70mph speed limit, 2 lanes per direction, interstate. To at least have that option is my plan. Not that it will be my first choice :)
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By BigCanoe
Best thumper, on the highway?

Hey!

I know the highway is NOT the native element for most thumpers, but I am shopping for one and I intend to use it on the highway on occasion.

Are the 250s able to compete with the 650s at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Can you post a pic of your Spitfire, and model #...

Can you post a pic of your Spitfire, and model # if possible? I would like to add one to mine :)
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9,787
Views: 1,732,271
Posted By BigCanoe
old school in that they are basically the same...

old school in that they are basically the same design from 20 years ago...no offense intended, I have owned several :)

does the lrp (I love that term) cruise along at 60 without much wiggle or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9,787
Views: 1,732,271
Posted By BigCanoe
Anyone come from a old school dual sport like a...

Anyone come from a old school dual sport like a KRL650 or DR650 or DR350 have any thought on how this smaller cc, but more more modern bike compares in power and comfort?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Yep, that's another good mod, and a good bit...

Yep, that's another good mod, and a good bit easier too. On mine I have done the sprocket, installed larger foot pegs, rejetted, added a fuel mixture screw, replaced the handle bars, and added hand...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
And they havent changed much if at all. I think...

And they havent changed much if at all. I think $1800 would be fair if its in really good shape and running smooth.

I would do the carb before anything else, and that involves cutting a hole in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Sweet, congrats!

Sweet, congrats!
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
qft!

qft!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,608
Posted By BigCanoe
I leave my house (Moncure) and take old US1...

I leave my house (Moncure) and take old US1 (55mph 2 lane) 4 miles and merge onto US1 (70mph 4 lanes). I take US1 all the way to the 40 merge, and merge onto 40 (65mph 4 lanes). I take 40 a few...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
I am bigger than you, and with the jet kit, it...

I am bigger than you, and with the jet kit, it feels downright peppy! Top speed is still an issue though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,608
Posted By BigCanoe
I have one car that's good on gas, and two paid...

I have one car that's good on gas, and two paid off cars that are not as good. My wife will drive the Fiat mostly. Plus, any excuse to get another/different bike I figure. I will drive my truck on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,608
Posted By BigCanoe
I have a DR200, not highwayable :) I think...

I have a DR200, not highwayable :)

I think either a new or pre-2012 Strom might be the best bang for the buck. Comfort/utility/economy/etc.

The dealer closest to me is a Honda/Suzuki shop, so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,608
Posted By BigCanoe
Good point. It would be hard to beat the CBR250...

Good point. It would be hard to beat the CBR250 from the MPG perspective I think.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,608
Posted By BigCanoe
Good commuter, under 10k

Hey all,

I am thinking of upgrading my little dual sport to something I can ride to work. My commute is 30 miles each way, on a 2 lane (each side) highway. I would need something that I can ride...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Are the PDF versions legit and complete?

Are the PDF versions legit and complete?
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By BigCanoe
Make this a 300 or 350 and a 6 speed instead of a...

Make this a 300 or 350 and a 6 speed instead of a 5 speed and I would buy another one (sold my TU)
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4,151
Views: 733,621
Posted By BigCanoe
Isnt this bike a direct competitor for the VStrom?

Isnt this bike a direct competitor for the VStrom?
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
All done! New Allen head screws, new jets, new...

All done! New Allen head screws, new jets, new needle, new petcock with off, new hole in the air box. It's running great, and seemed to warm up much quicker. It might have a hair more power, not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Will do, and thanks again!

Will do, and thanks again!
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Thanks Klay! So just to clarify for my slow...

Thanks Klay! So just to clarify for my slow mind, you drilled one 2" hole in the center of the lid?

I have everything apart right now. I plan to buy some screws, the stock ones are kinda chewed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Sorry, I should have posted my question too. I...

Sorry, I should have posted my question too. I asked if I could cut holes in the lid instead of completely removing it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
I wrote Jesse today to ask about removing the...

I wrote Jesse today to ask about removing the airbox lid in conjunction with the jet kit:

"We went through all of this in designing the new jet kit with the performance needle. The lid off is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Ok, so its not just the screw, its the total...

Ok, so its not just the screw, its the total package, including air box mod.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
So you would just do the fuel screw, and leave...

So you would just do the fuel screw, and leave the jets alone? What about the airbox? I would love a better cold start with less warmup required.
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,235
Posted By BigCanoe
As long as the price is decent (VStrom range),...

As long as the price is decent (VStrom range), and there is good warranty and dealer support, it sounds great!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-29-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,758
Posted By BigCanoe
$10+ gas would do a lot to change our attitudes...

$10+ gas would do a lot to change our attitudes and bias against small cars and scooters :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8,603
Views: 1,172,363
Posted By BigCanoe
Ya, at that price it must be about $1000 profit...

Ya, at that price it must be about $1000 profit in it for them :)
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By BigCanoe
Ya, I still want a Zuma, even if its only a 125 :)

Ya, I still want a Zuma, even if its only a 125 :)
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By BigCanoe
Oh ya, I forgot about that! Wonder why they...

Oh ya, I forgot about that! Wonder why they dropped it?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By BigCanoe
We need a Zuma 250, or Ruckus 250!

I love the styling of these two scooters, but they are just a little too small for a primary bike (for me). Wouldn't they scale up nicely in size to a 250 or so?
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